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Old 03 January 2013, 17:16   #1
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Searider 5.4m with Honda 75

Hi

Considering the above in Navy spec to replace my 4.8m Lencraft with 75 Mercury 2 stroke which is hugely entertaining but maybe a bit jumpy in waves which I love but family not so keen on!

Thoughts on a Searider with a BF75? Seems quite a heavy engine, I presume it could still tow a skier etc?

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Old 03 January 2013, 17:24   #2
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I've driven an SR5.4 with a Honda 90, which is basically the same motor as the 75 and it was fine. With the right prop, twill pull a skier, no problem.
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Lighter than a Merc F80
My bet is its a 2 Stroke 80

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in my more slender, youthfull days, i used to ski from a 5.4 with a mariner 40.
we had to run round and empty the hull first then go come back for me, then get going before the hull filled
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Thanks for the input chaps, sounds like it may not be the best setup i.e. 90HP 2 stroke Yam but prob OK with a 75 Honda. Any idea on top speed with that? My current setup does about 35 knots but I guess you would be lucky to see 30 knots with a heavy 75 on the 5.4 SR?
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Cheers Tim, thats it OK.
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